M113AS4 APC at the Ex Talisman Sabre 2011 Open Day

Images by Ben O'Dowd



During June 2011 the Australian Defence Force and other nations including the USA conducted Exercise Talisman Sabre in Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton and several other areas. The exercise was used to carry out large training activities that would enable the different forces to be able to co-operatee if required.

As part of this some of the forces transited through the base situated in Rockhampton and these units were used to show off their equipment at an 'Open Day', including this new version of the M113 APC, the M113AS4 used by 5th Bn RAR.